Customs Bonded Warehouses

Customs warehousing has become a crucial component of many manufacturing, distribution and retail supply chains

To help customers get the best financial terms for their shipments, Spatial operates two HMRC customs (bonded) warehouses in the East Midlands - allowing VAT and import duties to be paid only when goods are needed, not necessarily when they arrive in the country.

Facilities are purpose-built, modern and secure – with CCTV surveillance – and comply with HMRC processes and procedures, plus UK legislation. Services include:

CCTV surveillance at a Spatial Global warehouse

  • Full import clearance
  • Delayed payment of duty and VAT until goods are called-off
  • Electronic barcoding of all goods
  • Computerised stock management – full control and secure online visibility
  • Trained and experienced personnel


We also have direct links to the UK's Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. Our customs specialists are also experts in Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) and the National Export System (NES).

With peak season charges and capacity issues on many inbound vessels, it makes sense for customers to get their shipments into the UK early, and held centrally – ensuring availability for immediate delivery when required. In this case, using a customs warehouse to defer payment of import duty and VAT can be highly beneficial.

In addition to the cash-flow benefits of delayed payment of taxes, goods subsequently re-exported from the customs facility may avoid import duty and VAT altogether.

Our proven experience, state-of-the-art warehouse management system, strict procedures and modern, secure facilities ensure accurate control of customers' bonded stock.

See also dedicated warehousing and shared-user warehousing in the United Kingdom. In addition a wide variety of added-value services is offered.

Spatial Global is an ISO quality certified company, and a member of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association.

Our facilities are purpose-built, modern and secure, and comply with HMRC processes and procedures